Data Mining Hong Kong Property Prices

With property prices in HK finally starting to ease looks like it’s finally time to think about buying.

Fortunately, for a data junkie like me, a lot of websites, including banks like HSBC, provide detailed historic data on price trends and current bank valuations right down to individual floors and units for each apartment out there. However there don’t seem to be easily downloadable CSV files anywhere and getting hold of the data seems to involve a tonne of clicking and form filling.

After examining a few websites I found Home Price to have detailed and reliable data as well as a simple and elegant structure and well-suited to scraping.

Finally found some time this weekend to build a quick and dirty scraper (deploy at your own risk!).

Also some preliminary raw data for just one building.

Happy House Hunting!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – I do not claim ownership of this data and I am not looking to share or profit from it – it is property of Home Price.

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